but the Pharisees, and the lawyers, the counsel of God did put away for themselves, not having been baptized by him.
And the Lord said, `To what, then, shall I liken the men of this generation? and to what are they like?
they are like to children, to those sitting in a market-place, and calling one to another, and saying, We piped to you, and ye did not dance, we mourned to you, and ye did not weep!
`For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine, and ye say, He hath a demon;
the Son of Man came eating and drinking, and ye say, Lo, a man, a glutton, and a wine drinker, a friend of tax-gatherers and sinners;
and the wisdom was justified from all her children.'
And a certain one of the Pharisees was asking him that he might eat with him, and having gone into the house of the Pharisee he reclined (at meat),
and lo, a woman in the city, who was a sinner, having known that he reclineth (at meat) in the house of the Pharisee, having provided an alabaster box of ointment,
and having stood behind, beside his feet, weeping, she began to wet his feet with the tears, and with the hairs of her head she was wiping, and was kissing his feet, and was anointing with the ointment.
And the Pharisee who did call him, having seen, spake within himself, saying, `This one, if he were a prophet, would have known who and of what kind [is] the woman who doth touch him, that she is a sinner.'
And Jesus answering said unto him, `Simon, I have something to say to thee;' and he saith, `Teacher, say on.'
`Two debtors were to a certain creditor; the one was owing five hundred denaries, and the other fifty;
and they not having [wherewith] to give back, he forgave both; which then of them, say thou, will love him more?'
And Simon answering said, `I suppose that to whom he forgave the more;' and he said to him, `Rightly thou didst judge.'
And having turned unto the woman, he said to Simon, `Seest thou this woman? I entered into thy house; water for my feet thou didst not give, but this woman with tears did wet my feet, and with the hairs of her head did wipe;
a kiss to me thou didst not give, but this woman, from what [time] I came in, did not cease kissing my feet;
with oil my head thou didst not anoint, but this woman with ointment did anoint my feet;
therefore I say to thee, her many sins have been forgiven, because she did love much; but to whom little is forgiven, little he doth love.'
And he said to her, `Thy sins have been forgiven;'
and those reclining with him (at meat) began to say within themselves, `Who is this, who also doth forgive sins?'
and he said unto the woman, `Thy faith have saved thee, be going on to peace.'